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. >>> here's what people will be talking about today. a baltimore city firefighter accused of running an online prostitution ring. this isn't his first time facing these types of charges. mike schuh has the latest on this case. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was a year and a half ago when that city firefighter faced similar charges and at that time he was given probation. >> inside this warehouse in west baltimore police say 29-year-old jamar simmons and 33-year-old franklin coit were running an online prostitution ring. >> i can't imagine anything scandalous one going on in here. >> it turns out simmons is a baltimore city fireman. he was arrested monday. >> we found handgun, ammo, marijuana and various ljers and documents -- ledgers and documents that would suggest an online prostitution and human trafficking operation was being conducted from the location. >> simmons had a similar run in with the law back in 2010. court records show baltimore city police arrested him for human trafficking and prostitution but most of the charges were dropped, he ended up with a year of
-alarm fire. the very late nest live report from baltimore county. >>> and ocean city boardwalk gets high marks for a well- known magazine. what made it stand out above the rest. >>> another reason why you should never turn your back on a shark. why would you do it in the first place? not because it will eat you but apparently it will steal your underwater gear. those stories and more coming up this morning on good morning maryland at 5. >>> lsu fans may have a new rice a company in a state growing purple rice. it has health promoting compounds also found in blueberries and also in red wine. health experts say it has the health benefits similar to brown rice. it is only grown in the south in louisiana. >>> if you are feeling rested, you are not alone. baltimore is in the top 20 of the most rested cities. the study uteed government data for the most those in the most sleep deprived people not getting enough sleep more than half the time. >>> shipping your kids off to school may make you sad. a survey as taken of how moms feed when kid head off to school. 40% were the saddest family member
of downed wires and as we slide into baltimore city still talking about the issues due to the sink hole issue and again monument street affecting parts of north glover street. use route 40 as an alternative route. and the tunnels this morning, they are going to be jammed. 895 northbound between exit 7 and 8 we have roadwork as you head into harbor tunnel. and as you head towards fort mchenry tunnel, expect a slow go into the toll plaza due to long-term construction patterns going into the fort mchenry toll plaza. outside we go 95 at 695 looking towards the southwest. pretty good looking commute. another check on traffic coming up in less than 10. charley. >>> back to breaking news we told you about at 4:30. some people in baltimore county may have to find a new place to live temporarily. a two-alarm fire damaged units in an apartment building on yener lane in randeltown. and sherrie johnson is live on the scene. we understand -- randallstown. and sherrie johnson is live on the scene. those living at the complex tell quite a story. >> reporter: that's right. we have all new information f
'malley,mayor stephanie rawlings-blake...and ten city delegates. (governor) "the big issue affecting baltimore city is making sure that if in fact the voters were to approve a sixth site that that would be to the detriment of baltimore city." (mayor) "i'm confident that we'll have a top quality facility that will rival national harbor, atlantic city and i don't think they'll be any impact."but city delegate curt anderson remains skeptical. (anderson) "we're supporting more gaming, we're supporting more gaming, all we're saying is that why does there have tt be more gaming and a sixth site? well, that's because mike miller wants a sixth site."delegate anderson blamessenate prrsident mike miller...for tying expanded gambling...to another casino at national harbor. (rrdell) "some lawmakers say when they adjourned the regular session back in april, therer were only 41 delegates who were committed to supporting expanded gambling and a new casino, which means that they'll have to round up at least 30 more votes to get that bill enacted in the house if there's a special session." but as of today...that's
for baltimore city police commissioner fred bealefeld who left an impact on charm city going after criminals determined to catch the bad guys with guns. according to city leaders, bealefeld wants to spend more time with his family and will officially retire coming up tomorrow. >>> everyone heads to ocean city for a good time on the boardwalk and the beach and the restaurants. it's hard not to enjoy yourself. but this morning, we have a warning for you. and sherrie johnson is is here with more and specifically, what are police saying for those heading to ocean city. >> reporter: within the past month, there's been three attempted sexual assaults at ocean city. police warn women to be extra careful in this resort town. authorities with the ocean city police department say someone is targeting young females finishing up a night of partying and taking advantage of the situation. on each attempted assault, the girls were able to fight back and get away from the attacker. now police tell us all three of the attacks happened between 15th and 62nd street in ocean city. >> we would strike to -- try t
the death of the former baltimore city mayor and shaffer, shaffer will learn his fate. tensions could run high in new york over sugary drinks and the possible ban. a public hearing on bloomberg's plan to ban drinks in a fight against obesity. m and t will finish transforming football field in to a soccer field for the match between the hot spur and liverpool football club. >>> we saw the big bear, the big bear, the baby bear was yesterday. that bear walked in to a sears, asked where the electronic section was and no one helped him. >> you got jokes this morning. i hike that. we are warm, 75 degrees now in baltimore as we go down to cape hatteras. 78 there. the interior, that's the hottest. 87 st. louis. cincinnati 82. temperatures in the afternoon in the triple digits. it's going to feel like the triple digits to us once we add in the humidity. satellite and radar, not a lot. we have showers and thunderstorms in to indiana. we could see thunderstorms sparking as we go in to the afternoon. a cold front will slides through the area. manchester, beautiful sunrise, we could see the high cirru
problems that are continues in baltimore city. east monument closed between wolfe street and patterson park avenue because of that sink hole. take orleans street or madison avenue for that matter. also we have a closure west franklin and park heights remains closed between violet and omen. watch out for that water main break that has two right lanes blocked, east lombard at light street. things are moving along just fine on the west side of the beltway. for instant traffic updates any time you can always count on us at wjz.com. don, back to you. >> thank you . >>> here's what people are talking about this morning. the search continuing for the man who kidnapped vie ripken earlier this week. police have new clues in the case. mike schuh is live with the story. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. if there's ever a crime in public one of the first thing police look for is surveillance photos. in this case they have them. >> look, here's the man police say kidnapped vie ripken at gunpoint from the garj -- garage of her home. . >> he was wearing a white shirt, a long white shirt, blu
mentioned, we have a heat advisory in effect for all those orange shaded counties, including baltimore city that just went into effect at noon, stays with us until 8 p.m. on the shore where you see the red colors that's an excessive heat warning that goes into effect on saturday. we're expecting these temperatures to continue to rise. for more we sent it to marty bass. >> reporter: good afternoon. i want to show you a graphic that -- just to be honest all the cards face up on the table i think we're being conservative in our heat index numbers. i'm going to give you a for example. today we're talking about 98 with a heat index of 103. well, we're at 94 now with the heat index of 101. we're looking at 5 to 7 degrees bump up in the feel of the moment. so the 103 and 103 today and tomorrow at 98 may be too low. what if we have to put a 7 degree on saturday's 103, 110 heat index. sunday 95 with still 100 to maybe 102 heat index. right there we're showing you the low ended. the high end -- the low end. the high end could be significantly more uncomfortable. we get into another difficulty. how ar
spotted in baltimore city. we are told these men have failed to register on a weekly basis. anyone with informational about them, call the police. >> new details tonight regarding the investigation into violet ripken's induction. the aberdeen police department has released a photograph of the suspect. david collins has the latest on the search for that man. >> this is a picture of the suspect. please ask, do you know this man? if so, give us a call. aberdeen police believe this is the man who abducted violet ripken at gunpoint outside her home on tuesday. all white male, 180 pounds with short brown hair and glasses. correct it enough that individual, we asked them to call. >> a team of agencies is working on the case. the ever been police department is in charge. authorities have not developed a motive. police say her hands and feet were bound with duct tape and the suspect drove for a round in her car for some 24 hours and then abandoned her and the vehicle in her neighborhood. >> i saw a white sweater being weighed outside a car window. i asked the lady inside and she needed help
city... baltimore countty.. carroll county... howard ccunty... harford county... at least two deaths in maryyand are blamed on friday night's storm. storm.in anne arundel o'brren was drivinn along harwood oad near richardson road... when a ree fell on top of hii s-u-v ....killing him. tto of o'briens friends who were also in the car with him only suffered minor injuries. " it's sad toosay that i'm just thankful that i don't think he suffered and the only outcome oot of it there was thhee of them in there o we survive."the other two dii surv" o'brieen parents hope their son's deeth issa reminder to othhrs to stay off he roads during aastorm. thh seccnd death in maryland hhppened in montgomery county. in silver spring.... an elderly woman was killed when a tree fell on her house. 3these are some piccures from pur see it, shoot it, send it lamonte and old couut and inwooo road.you can see a trre has fallln... caasing majjr traffic problems. and take a look at this... split tree. this is frrm connor... from ellicott city. when you see news happennng, see it shoottii ann send it. be
and the atmosphere. >> one person is dead after police test involves shooting in baltimore city early this morning. officials said when officers responded, the suspect failed to comply with police. police say they searched his pocket for -- and found a semiautomatic handgun. >> the officer encountered the suspect and the officer fired his weapon at least one time shooting a suspect and the suspect has died at the hospital. the weapon has been recovered. >> homicide is investigating. >> another police-involved shooting in baltimore county where they had no choice but to shoot a man who greeted them at the door with a sword. >> it was a case does a was of great concern. >> a 15-year-old boy abducted from his home in baltimore county and driven to this field pretty was shot in the back of the head. police have arrested a 21-year- old. police have charged him with attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, and gun charges. >> we arrested two overnight with a search warrant and the third was arrested at her residence. >> police confronted the suspect at this home after their investigation led them there.
our area.in baltimore city... four school programs have been relocated. in baltimore county... eight schools are closed today. today.foo a list of affected schools.. go to foxbaltimooe dot com slash morning. 3 3 895 mmp 3 the dangerous temperatures are prompting state health officials to issueeheat advisories for all of maryland. maryland.megan gilliland is heee with ore on what you need to know to stay saae in good morning guys,we're talking about nother triple digit day... at this point... it's not just hot....it's dangerous out there. there.here ii the city... officials have extendee the code red heat alert through sunday... that meens 21- cooling centers will remain open through that time... inside you an cool down in the air conndtioninggand grab some free water. 2:08 i've been coming here cause i am a diabetic i have 3 high blood pressure and as you can see i have a water 20 22if you're not staying hydrated in this kiid of weather... heat exhaustton or heat stroke can result... potentially leading to brain &pdamageeorreven death.here aae out for... heavv sweating, muscle cr
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and talk about storms in the mix. >> thank you. new, a shocking case of animal cruelty in baltimore city. a dog down to bare skin and bones left for dead in a trash can. the dog did live. we have more on this disturbing story. >> reporter: that dog is about five, a pit bull. the care takers at the shelter say he should weigh about 50 pounds, he weighs 28. still he appears to be recovering about as well as can be expected. they named him thor after he was brought into the shelter this past monday. the officer called out to the 1700 block of coo le's street for a report of a stray dog. >> it was unclear where the dog was. so the officer went to the area and was looking for it and found it in the trash can. >> reporter: a trash can behind one of the row homes on the block. the dog was weak and near death. you can see his spine and ribs coming out. there are also pressure sores apparently from sitting in a confined space for long periods of time. this is severe abuse and neglect to have done something like this. >> reporter: now hillary said she will be his foster owner. >> just a strong l
in the city, fire department activity. continued closures along light street between baltimore and lombard. those delays are expected again today. mount royal is closed from north avenue to charles street. here's a quick live look at traffic. 95 from route 24 in harford county. so far so good. this is 295, outbound traffic building down towards 32 as you make your closer to the capital beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. another day with the extreme heat. 103 yesterday at the inner harbor. even more humid today. 80 this morning at the airport. 85 at the inner harbor. the record today is 102. highs will get out into the upper 90's. people to stay cautious today in the extreme heat. drink plenty of water and stay in the shade. now let's head to sports. >> you're on. >> thank you. i cannot escape being caught on camera. he calls himself the youngest escape artist. he did not necessarily win over the judge's last night. uck.ish him good loc >> the opening ceremonies for the olympics begin next week. stx has signed not to create a limited edition hockey stick. you can
,000 customers without power. the majority in baltimore county, 39,000 or so. there's 30,000 in the city. you can see the numbers to our south as well. of course, it is exactly the wrong time for people to be without electricity and air-conditioning with eight straight days of temperatures above 90. the heat is aboving to be fatal for some. -- is proving to be fatal for some. our first warning weather coverage continues now with derek value value -- valcourt. >> outside it's a scorchers. inside city health offices it's heating up. >> how are you doing? we're calling our senior citizens to make sure you're doing okay. >> the city set up a bank phone calling residents over the age of 80 checking how they're handling the heat. those who don't answer may get a visit. >> we're doing everything we can to make sure that we reduce and eliminate the number of heat related deaths. >> already maryland has seen two deaths from the heat. doctors say those most at risk have underlying health problems. >> they do worse with the heat and they do worse with every day of the heat. you can see increase aring probl
70. kent island and 67. >>> let's get a check of traffic. issues downtown and baltimore city and the water main break and lombard is closed. that will be for some time. if you are going to make a long weekend. we have issues to talk about. the bay bridge between drive and the bridge. we have construction that will slow the speeds up and send it out to 895 where there is con and all due to construction at this point. look at the speed 20 miles an hour as you approach the 69th stride exit. this is 695. it looks like a good sunrise. the roads are not too bad. another check on traffic coming up in a bit. >>> when it comes to food and kids, many know how difficult it is getting the children to make healthy cheeses. hear from one advocate and how you can help pick outed into can help them out down the road. >>> and animal control and police race to a home after calls from a dangerous animal in the backyard. why they left without taking that beast away. as we go to break a live look at harbor east. shops opening up to tell you about. j crew among them. back with more in a moment. le
in baltimore city. 895 into the route 2 frank first avenue a slowup due to -- due to constuck and toll plazas -- construction and toll plazas into the fort mchenry along # 5 northbound between toll plaz -- 95 northbound between toll plazas speeds have been knocked down. more construction delays towards the south moving along pennington avenue and ordinance road. you will see sighups due to construction. a live shot shows a -- not a bad looking shot. there's another shotfor you? we will show youch the drive times route 43 -- you. the drive times 95 to 83, 11 minutes and 795 to 95, just about 12 minutes. charley. >>> as masco mention monument street will be closed for a few days more while crews continue to repair the large srchg shoal. b -- searching hole. engineers are using radar technology to see other damage was done to pipes underneath the searching hole. >>> break news some in baltimore county will need a place to stay after a two-alarm fire that started after 2 this morning near the 3600 block of yeno lane. the fire is in randallstown and first called in officially at 2:30. 12 units dam
in baltimore city. sex offenses without fixed addresses are required to register on a weekly basis. anyone with information on them should call police. >> police now know what the suspect looks like in the vi ripken abduction. police are not revealing where the surveillance picture was taken. he has glasses and short brown hair. investigators are combing every inch of her car looking for clues. >> we should learn whether state lawmakers will be called back to annapolis for a special session on gambling. governor o'malley will hold a press conference this morning at 10:00 a.m.. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. mitt romney is in london for the olympics. >> severe storms ripped through pennsylvania overnight. upe latest on the clean- efforts woman cover the nation. >> more on weather and traffic >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:10. there are a few clouds out there. as we look out across the city, we're starting off pretty mild. some 70's out there. the dew point temperatures are running pretty high. 73 at martin state airport. said the three in randallstown. expected to feel pretty sticky to star
minor congestion this morning. we will take you to the city limits baltimore city again dealing with the issues on lomb board street and because of last week's water main breaks. certainly use all the terntive routes to avoid the area. outside we go, 695 ready good looking shot this morning in the drive times showing us conditions are look pretty good on the road. 95 to 83 a 12-minute commute. 795 and 695 to fort mchenry tunnel, about 8 minutes. more traffic and weather in less than 10. charley now over to you. >>> a developing story overnight as 11 people are dead following a pickup crash in texas 100 miles southeast of san antonio. all those injured were in the same ford f250. police are not telling us how bad the other people involved are. the case remains under investigation. 11 dead and just south of san antonio. >>> it's expect to be a emotional day in colorado as the man accused of going on a shooting rampage will make an appearance in court. police say james holmes opened fire during the opening of the dark knight rises early friday morning and sherrie johnson is standin
. it is trees on top of electrical wires that still dot the landscape in baltimore county, baltimore city, and several other maryland counties. 3,000 workers from bge and other states are going to hard- hit neighborhoods, trying to repair the damage and get the lights back on. sky eye chopper 13 is over crews in parkville, where you can see damage to at least one home there. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. we'll check in with captain jeff long in sky eye chopper 13. but first, mike hellgren is in baltimore county, with updated information on repairs. mike? >> reporter: mary, unfortunately, this scene, this long after the storm, is still what it looks like in many neighborhoods. a lot of big, downed trees. you can see what the lightning and wind did to this one. this is one of those neighborhoods that is still without power. the governor says he are entering a very dangerous phase right now, because so many people have been without electricity for so long. about 150,000 bge customers are now out. and that's about 150,000 too many. >> reporter: this is new, amateur video, s
... a majority of the outages are in baltimore city. city.here's a look at the latest numbers... total- anne arundel-baltimore city- baltimore county- the damaging weather comes as more than 300 thousand people are preparing to attend artscape in the city. city. joel d. smith is live on the charles street bridge to see how the exhibits and tents survived the storm. good morning joel d. america's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. artscape 350,000+ attendees over arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over arts festival, attracting america's largest free america's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. artscape artists, 3 stages... 17 generators350k one hour earlier... 3 coming up... the number of whooping cough cases is expected to hit a record high this year. we'll tell you why... and the group of people who are most at risk. and we're continuing to follow breaking news out of colorado... where a shooting at a midnight showing of the new batman movie... leaves at least 14 people dead.the latest we're learni
as the medical examiner completes more autopsies. seven of those who died live in baltimore city, three in baltimore county, and most of them were elderly men. >> reporter: the heat wave is history. fueling storms that left hundreds of thousands without power. and killing a stunning 18 people in maryland. >> the humidity is up. but the temperature is down. >> reporter: way down. but before the record heat left, it buckled pavement, including part of u.s. 50. and buckled train tracks. it even left this u.s. airways jet stuck, sunk into soft pavement. >> pure hell. really. it has been awful. >> reporter: tell me about today. >> it's heaven. i love it. i love it. >> we can walk up to the snowball stand today. >> i turned off my air conditioner. save on that electric bill. >> reporter: but with the cool front came storms that knocked out another 15,000 bge customers. >> i heard that big bang. transformer blew. wire fell down. >> reporter: the utility restored most of them. bge has three weeks to issue a full report to the public service commission on the main outages last week. that commiss
. most of the outages were in baltimore city and baltimore county. >> reporter: finally, relief from the heat, after more than a week of sweltering temperatures that killed at least 13 people in maryland and more than 45 nationwide. it buckled train tracks and roads. even softened pavement enough to get this jet stuck. >> does she wear glasses or contacts? >> and there could be more deaths, as final numbers are tallied and official reports are coming in from the medical examiner. the hot air fueled storms that left more than 7,000 people without power last week. and more storms last night, knocked out power again to hundreds after bge just finished restoration efforts. the utility will file a report with the public service commission, which regulates it, within three weeks about their response. and the psc will hold hearings over whether it was appropriate. many won't soon forget those stifling temperatures. >> i'm really glad that there's air conditioning. >> a lot of people are sick of it. >> it is for now. but summer is only just beginning. >> reporter: construction work continues
he leads police on a pursuit from baltimore city into anne arundel county. police tried to stop 26-year-old darryl watson jr. for a seat belt violation on druid hill avenue yesterday evening. but he took off, leading police on a pursuit to the edge of baltimore city, where they called off the chase. sky team followed the car on to route 100. the car andilted on to telegraph road and centers crossed the center line and slammed into another car. officers with canine caught him in a vacant house half a mile away. >> very scary, because had i left work when i was supposed to, i could have been a part of that accident, which, thank god, i stayed at work a little late. >> police say watson was not the owner of the vehicle he was driving and was in violation of a parole warrant no. one was injured during the chase. >> we knew storms were coming last night, but the rain was awfully heavy. currently more than 7,000 customers are still without power this morning, but that's down from nearly 30,000 since the storm first hit. take a look at some of the flooding in the fells point area last nig
... the fight... ovve a pricey neww phone system for baltimore city hall. hall.the plan that was rejected... after the break. p(bump out)) ♪ [ telephone rings ] how's the camping trip? well, the kids had fun, but i think i slept on a rock. ♪ the best part of wakin' up what are you doing? having coffee. ohh. ♪ is folgers in your cup more controversy over the telephone system at city hall. government officials that's launched at leest one city morning's cover story - - two separate connracts for high-tech phone seevice have &pled to countless questions about ethics... he law... and how your ttx dollars are being . spent. 3(commtroller) 03:23:00 "and the taxpayers should be outraged and innan uproaa that this type f activity is taking place today before thhs board."verbal sparks continue to fly... in ccty hall.... (mmyoo) 03:28:04 "and i'm morning.... tte comptroller's 8-million dollar plan for a new phone system... gets voted down...03:33:08 - "i vote yes. no, no, no. i vote yes. the motion ails."aaterwwrds, an attorney for i-b-m... addressed the mayor - and &pothers who voted a
,000 without service. in baltimore county, more than 32,000 have no power. baltimore city, it's just under 20,000. and howard county has 4700 customers still without service. in all right now, 77,000 homes and businesses still need to have their service restored. maryland's heat wave continues right now. a heat advisory is in effect for most of the state. outside, it's sunny and hot. and for the eighth day in a row, the temperature is over 90 degrees. first warning weather coverage continues with bob turk, who is updating these pleasant conditions. >> unfortunately, i don't see a lot of that break coming until maybe next week. we have a break in the thunderstorms now. it's very quiet. just a few things up near west virginia. but we do expect to see things beginning to pop this afternoon. a few things showing up. not much to look at at this point. but i am concerned with all of this heat and energy in the atmosphere, we could see some widely scattered, severe thunderstorms tonight. probably between 5:00 and 9:00. most should be over by then. but there's certainly a possibility of some isolated
... from... new york city... to... the... baltimore - washington area.../ when... the... a/c... seemed... to... stop working.../. crime... crime... and justice... reporter... joy lepola explains.../first on fox.../ as... temperatures... rose.../ so... did temper. tempers. ((pkg)) it all started after midnight on this bus headed from new york. nat pop some passengers recorded the ordeal on their cell phone. the trouble began... after a passenger asked if the air conditioning was broken.15:20 i was getting hot and sweaty other customers were taking there and fanning themselves after the driver was approached.... tempers flared. (corrina) 17:52 she was going down 95 and she was like ruur and it's a double decker. ford who underwent spinal surgery was jolted along with everyone else.(corrina) 17:37 i'm just sitting there going wow this is really crazy this is my first trip to manhattan never drove a bus there i always drove myself for reason's like this. it was the beginning of a long trip home. after getting back on 95.... the bus pulled over again
. >>> stunning allegations against the baltimore city firefighter. police say 29-year-old jamar simmons was running an online prostitution ring and illegal after-hours club. a second man is also charged in the case. simmons worked for the city fire department since 2000. wjz is gathering more information. we'll have a live report coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> sounds like a terror plot from a movie. using remote-controlled planes, packed with explosives to blow up buildings. now a plea deal in the case. andrea fujii is following the story from the newsroom. >> reporter: resjuan ferduss is expected to plead guilty to two charges in federal court. he was arrested in september after undercover agents, posing as al qaeda members, gave him 24 pounds of fake c4, a powerful explosive. prosecutors allege he was going to pack remote-controlled airplanes with the c-4 and bomb the pentagon and u.s. capital. under the plea agreement, fairduss will spend 17 years in prison. >> defense attorneys say fairduss has a history of mental illness. >>> crews are getting to work replacing an aging water main
of the deaths have been in baltimore city. five of them. and there have been about 60 heat-related emergency room visits every day throughout the state. >> reporter: even before the sun came up, it was a hot one. one of the longest stretches in maryland history, of temperatures above 95 degrees. for some, if you can't beat the heat, go full-bore into the sun. >> i'm not a big hot weather person. but you wouldn't be able to talk with me here dripping in sweat in the sun. >> it's irritating. >> reporter: for others it was time to hit the shade. the temperatures are rising. most of those who have died are men older than 65 who live in baltimore. >> people who have chronic illness, particularly heart problems, they do worse with the heat. and they do worse with every day of the heat. so you can see increasing problems and increasing deaths as the heat wave goes on. >> avoid alcohol. keep hydrated. and monitor yourself. monitor your body. but we can survive this well if we take the necessary precautions. >> i can't move any slower than what i'm already moving. [ laughter ] >> i find that i have n
. closures in the city along light street between baltimore and lombard street. mount royal is closed from north avenue to charles street. that is in advance of artscape. 50 at sandy point approaching the bay bridge, not much in the way of delays. flowing smoothly to and from the eastern shore. southbound traffic is building. not tracking any significant at the key bridge or of the harbor tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. our big story continues to be the water main break downtown. >> if you travel downtown, it might want to remember the closures for the next couple of weeks. jennifer franciotti joins us with the latest. >> it is affecting foot traffic and people who live and work in the area. several businesses lost water because of the water main break. other businesses are affected by the closures in general. light street is shut down between baltimore street and lombard. drivers have been forced to take alternate routes. >> normally it is fine. this is ridiculous. >> the try to go down and there's a traffic jam. >> the water main that broke was built in the
. baltimore city fire chief james clack says he's considering donating hiss recent pay hike to charity. ggven to clack y the mayor... has come under fire for it's bad timing.the city is in the process oo closing fire companies... and raising health insurance remiums for fire fighters.clack says he baltimore fire foundation... - if fire fighters are not given the same increase in pay in their next contract.the mayor has defended the raisee.. &pciting a steep decrease in city fire deaths under clack's leaddrship. a altimore city police officer whoostooe groceries from a northeast baltimore grocerr store... as been asked to resign from the police force.investigators say back in marrh... ciara anderson intentionally under-charged her mother... &pdetective darlene early... by about 3-hundred dollars.both offthem pled guilty... and reccived probation before juugment.early was also ordered to re-pay the sttre. an afternoon n the park... takes an unnxpected turn for some msterdam teens. teens.take a ook at what happens... when they're out filming some asual skateboarding. (please bleep out s
baltimore city and baltimore county. >> typical in low-lying areas. we have low-lying areas, southbound j.f.x., cold springs lane ramp tends to flood out. >> city transportation officials say they didn't see anything unusual as far as flooding. however, there were reports of flooding at the johns hopkins hospital ambulance entrance, as well as several downed trees and debris clogging drains. >> we kept crews in in anticipation of the storms, and we were able to respond to downed trees and high water. >> state highway officials were also busy thursday night, dealing with close to a dozen flooded state roads and dealing with closures as well. luckily, they say no lives were put in jeopardy because of standing water, and they remind motorists to use caution. >> never drive through standing water. it looks like you might get through, and then you can easily be taken away your entire vehicle, so you want to try and turn around and try a different route. additionally, if you can't see the visibility really bad, find a place to pull over to safety and just wait it out. >> city transportation off
are being becoming the working poor. >> reporter: baltimore city hall, packed with people demanding raise in minimum wage. bruce gross recently lost his construction job. now he's raising his twin boys and daughter on $7.25 an hour. >> i can't even raise my kids or my family on that type of money. i have to go through months of deciding whether to pay bills or get food. >> reporter: current minimum wage is $7.25. part of rebuild america act, which calls for infrastucture to create new jobs. partially paid for by increasing taxes on the wealthiest americans. >> we're struggling to get to the middle. and i feel like they should be thinking, oh, how can we help? >> reporter: there's no question, middle class families are falling behind. their salaries have increased 35% in the last foury decade -- four decades, while the wealthiest has seen a 278% increase. >> it is absolutely destroying the very health of our democracy. >> cindy walsh is an activist. >> we will continue to see if if this if we do not put our foot down to the idea of free market and globalization being the answer to domestic
news.com. some are still closed due to power outages. >>> 7 minutes after 6. three baltimore city fire companies slated to close last sunday will remain open until next monday. truck 10 in west baltimore squad 11 in southeast baltimore andtruck 15 in baltimore are staying in business to help with the storm recovery. the city extended the final day until tomorrow. but now the three fire companies are going to be opened even longer. >>> the night is the big fireworks display in the inner harbor. last year a man was stabbed to death and a young boy hit by a stray bullet. so baltimore city police have new plan to keep the peace. a fence of bike racks will be around the inner harbor as a part for crowd control. they are watching visitors by camera and there will be a helicopter in check. 200,000 are expected in the inner harbor for the fireworks. >>> 9 people including three churn were rushed to the hospital following a who will -- children were rushed to the hospital following a following a holiday celebration. >> the fire department was called to a home. >> sabc can-- abc2 is working for
that caused this mess is 50 feet underground... and more than 100 years old. rudolph chow, baltimore city public works: 32.08 "our water system and our sanitary sewer system are just as old. so, we do have an infrastructure crisis on our hands."nathan peterson, steve's market pawn shop: 4.02 "it's sad. a lot of businesses around here closed right now because of this sinkhole. we need people to open back up soon. if not, monument street ain't gonna be the same." same." most businesses have decided to remain closed while work resumes out their front doors. back live, though, behind aaliyah's nail salon--they remain open to loyal customers... they're just asking they come in through the back door. reporting live off monument street, paul gessler, fox45 news at five. everything... is back to normal tonight after.. .a... gas leak in locust point. b-g-e... fixed... the rupture... near... hull and how--bert streets.../ after a contractor ...broke the gas main...//. for... safety reasons ... the area... was evacuated yesterday... but residents... were allowed ...to
. and in baltimore city, there's the sink hole we are dealing with on the east side. so east monument street is shut down between wolf street and patterson park avenue. it's expected to be finished. the repairs are expected to be finished sometime next week. so in the meantime, stick with or liens street as your alter -- orleans street as an alternate. >>> her face is bruised and stitched up and sprirt spirit ferocious. >> a 74-year-old woman attacked in her home but was not going to be a victim. >> linda so joins with us the brave story and the effort to find the woman who did this to her. >> reporter: the suspect is still out there. but the 74-year-old is back home from the hospital. she says she wasn't about to give into the rob here attacked her in her home before we show you the -- robber who attacked her in her home. be we show you we want to -- before we hoe you we want to warn you it's -- we show you we want to tell you this graphic. she live in the valley communityin cockeysville and said hello, to a woman and the woman turned around. that alarmed her and she went back to her house and walk
under water. down trees and power lines were reported in baltimore city and county as well as parts of anne arundel county. baltimore city police were forced to block off a number of intersections due to this flooding. >>> since the recent storms that seem to keep pounding our region, a lot of people have been calling on pepco to bury the power lines. >> iew till is looking into the proposal but reporter matt jablow traveled to one city where burying power lines is already in place. >> reporter: in the days immediately after last month's derecho which knocked out power, most power co-workers in the area were as busy as they've ever been if not busier. was business as ua
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on the victim's condition. we're following breaking is at a baltimore city. police are investigating a serious shooting in west baltimore. we're told that happened about half an hour ago. homicide detectives are on the scene because of the serious nature. baltimore county police have linked a suspect in a recent burglary to a sexual assault case. ricky marion bostic tried to break into a home on thursday night. upon further investigation, detectives believe the is the same man who sexually assaulted a woman and her roommate back in may. >> we took his fingerprints and we compared them to evidence recovered from a may 24 sexual assault. the fingerprints were a match. >> he remains behind bars tonight charged with first- degree burglary and sexual offenses. anne arundel medical center officials say an electrical fire and utility closet prompted the evacuation of more than two dozen mothers and newborns. a staff members and helped to escort people out of the building. the fire was found inside a third floor utility closet. fire crews were able to extinguish the fire, but not before much of the ho
at the updated numbers. baltimore county still has it the worst with nearly 20,000 out. baltimore city, howard county and anne arundel county are also hit hard. in total, about 44,000 bge customers are without power right now. >> well, here's more frustrating news for those in the dark. this heat is growing more intense. emergency rooms are starting to fill up with patients who are dehydrated or worse. monique griego has late word on moredeaths linked to this receipt heat wave. >> reporter: another day under a vicious sun, as triple-digit temperatures bear down on baltimore. >> the humidity has made it unbearable. doesn't matter if you're in the shade or in the sun. >> i'm sweating water now. i feel like a walking river right now. >> reporter: people sweating it out in the city, try to refuel, create their own shade, or simply ditch a few layers in an effort to stay cool. >> it's horrible. hot and sweaty is not a good feeling. >> on the way to keep cool. umbrella, fans and water. >> reporter: but when it's in hot, the weather isn't just uncomfortable. it can be dangerous. >> we definitely see
in maryland, baltimore city reporting more than any other city. >> so the danger is day after day after day of high heat, the most vulnerable of us in the community are even more vulnerable. so that includes the elderly folks with underlying heart conditions. it's critical for them to be in cool spaces. >> reporter: hydration is the key to survival for anyone working outdoors. >> you can actually fry an egg on the roof. >> reporter: roofs baking in the sun can reach temperatures of 180 degrees. part of why roofers often altser their schedules. start early in the morning and try to get off at 2:00 before the heat sets in. drink a lott of water and gate -- a lot of water and gatorade. >> reporter: for chimney repairmen, that means take a lot of breaks. >> he mr. come down and i from -- he will come down and i will go up. take breaks. it helps a lot. >> i get a slurpee when i have to to go sit in my car until it cools down. that's the only way i survive. >> reporter: city pools are open an extra hour today because of this code red heat alert. in fact, the city has open 11 different cooling sta
city. and more congestion and baltimore washington knocking out two lanes and nursery road. and the long term construction that's going to tie you up. and the east part of town and along 70. this is eastbound and bay med row drive and 173. and speeds are reduced due to construction. outside we go. we'll take a look at 83 and this is a good looking ride. we'll go to the camera and show you that not really much is happening. this is 95 north at 195. and clear commute. on that strip of road. we'll take a look at the drive times and it is looking a 12 minute ride. and 95 and 13 minutes. if you are heading to the approach and on to you this morning. >>> and cal rip kip's mother has been reported missing. this is a photograph of the 74- year-old. she was seen wearing a white blouse. she own as silver 1998 lincoln town car with a maryland registration. it was seen last night after 8:00. police are asking anyone with information on the location of the mother of cal ripkin has been reported missing. give them a call. >>> well, one in four children are considered overweight in maryla
were allowed back to their homes and businesses according to baltimore city fire there were no injuries no property was damaged. >> thank you. >>> hear from business owners and residents all new at 5 and 6:00 p.m. >>> maryland man police say was planning a deadly work place attack could be held for a week before he is charged. adam may is live with more on neil prescott. >> the 28-year-old is being held involuntarily under going a psychiatric evaluation he was taken into custody friday after miscot threatened to shoot up the business. police found more than two dozen weapons inside his apartment along with thousands of rounds of ammunition they believe he was upset because he was recently let go from his job. >> thank you under law prescott can be held up to a week before charges are filed. >>> the search continues for the man who abducted vi ripken at gun point this man, kidnapped her from inside her garage last week. ripken was tied up, put into the backseat of her own car and driven around baltimore and hartford county she was not physically hurt but anybody with information, are ask
landmarks in baltimore may soon be up to sell. but first the city wants to know how much money they will bring in. >> the city is weighing the cost of selling 5 of its historic sites. some of the properties are abandoned and old. the water tower is on the list. built back in 1905, the tower became defunct in 1930 and has fallen in grave disrepair. many residents say that the water tower belongs to the public. >> it's a part of baltimore and it's a historic long island markhistoric landmark. >> cenk: this is crazy what are they going to do, sell the washington monument next? it has something to do with libor. several areas across the country may have been effected by the libor. what happened, they said that libor sets the interest rates that a lot of these cities use for their financial products. so when they set the interest rates low they colluded to do that apparently, then the city got less money. peter shapiro explained it this way. unambiguously state and local government agencies lost money because of the manipulations of libor. the number is likely to be very, very big.
. >> reporter: most of the deaths have have been in baltimore city. older men, with heart problems. but no one is immune. >> people may lose sight of the fact that it continues to be a real hazard. >> we want to avoid any deaths at all. and if people stay cool and hydrated, we can avoid those negative outcomes. >> heat is a big problem. try to take the dog out. and the pavement gets really hot. try to keep really short walks. >> reporter: some are enjoying being outside in the hazy sunshine. >> to me, laying out in the sun is ther putic. and -- therapeutic and clears my mind and thoughts. when you can't afford tanning, you improvise. >> i saw the temperature tomorrow. and i thought, how far away can i get if i start driving now? [ laughter ] >> reporter: and the state has activated its emergency heat plan. right now, there is an emergency meeting of the city council to discuss the response to this heat wave. reporting live in hampden, mike hellgren, week eyewitness news. >> mike -- wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. bge and thousands of out-of- town crews continue to work to get people b
of which have been in baltimore city. and that danger is why doctors are telling people to stay out of the sun or find a cool place to cool off. >> reporter: another day under a vicious sun, as triple digit temperatures bear down on baltimore. >> the humidity has made it unbearable. doesn't matter if you're in the shade or in the sun. >> i'm sweating water now. i feel like a walking river right now. >> reporter: people sweating it out in the city. try to refuel. create their own shade, or simply ditch a few layers in an effort to stay cool. >> it's horrible. because it's so hot and sweaty. and it's just the noad -- not a good feeling. >> keeping cool with umbrella, water. >> reporter: but when it's this hot, the weather isn't just uncomfortable, it can also be dangerous. >> we definitely see a lot more people coming in who are dehydrated. they're not anticipating it. >> reporter: dr. michael witting works in the e.r.a. the -- e.r., the maryland medical center. he says people come in dehydrated, confused and weak. but it can get worse. >> the heat has been blamed for eight deaths in
are out, 20,000 baltimore county, 61,000 customers in baltimore city, are still without power in this heat. 20,000 prince georges county remain without power all told, across the state, service is out to nearly 211,000 bge customers. well, wjz is live. adam may from baltimore county with more how people are coping there it is tough adam. >> reporter: it is. termers are running short --temperers are running short. this is indicative of the scene right off boll loan that and charles you can see this huge pine tree landed on top of those wires and cut off power to this neighbourhood. >> across baltimore county the sound of generators, and chain saw, echo threw neighbourhoods. >> everywhere we have been all the same branches down trees down. trees on houses, trees on cars. >> reporter: jason has been working nonstop in the svelterring heat since saturday morning. >> this is like a hurricane, really bad. >> this was a wild and furious storm. >> reporter: her yard looks like a bomb went off losing a few trees more than 150 feet high. >> oh, my god i couldn't believe it. this one took out that on
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. >>> today's other story a heatadvisory in effect for baltimore city after a small break temperatures are back in the 90s with high humidity that pool looks like the perfect place to be. people who work outside must take precautions and drink plenty of fluids and here is a live lookout side, still hazy and hot let's go right to bernadette woods tracking temperature mrs. the first warning weather center. >>> -- temperatures in the first warning weather center. >>> first warning doppler radar similar to yesterday, just scattered about and really starting to develop these are drifting from the northwest, down to the southeast. we are going to see more as we head through the afternoon. thunderstorms building up and southwest of that, a thunderstorm, that will drift towards gaithersburg a few more on the east earn shore. this is just a small portion but the heat will continue and could expand over the next couple days. 94 degrees baltimore right now, the one spot, 77 in the mountains the dew point is high throughout the entire metro area, we are at least in the 90s except just along the wa
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